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Old 02-01-2021, 05:44 AM   #1
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Your recent retired/pandemic dreams?

DW and I are recently retired; this year and last were supposed to be our international travel period. Oh well.

Not normally remembering our dreams upon waking this past week produced some doozies that we shared with one another. Apparently, our travel restricted imaginations are slipping into pandemic overdrive while dreaming. (That, or early onset dementia.)

A few days ago, I dreamt of being late for a job interview with a pair of nefarious lawyers who happened to be cartoon characters. The tardiness was induced by having to lug a bobsled and very expensive (plus an overly complicated film camera) through the streets of a Swiss village. Because the Austrian 10-man team who owned the sled and camera were suddenly called away to the world championship final biathlon competition of bobsledding while harmonica playing. It seemed that I did not want their kit stolen in the mean streets of the Swiss Alps. My sidekick was a talking koala bear. (Woke up with the cat purring next to my head coincidence?)

DW related her dream this morning of me taking her to get a facial. To a city 300 miles away. Inside the skanky booth with her while having a consultation for the facial was a Harley rider wearing a cannula for supplemental oxygen; still on his motorcycle and smoking cigarillos. Apparently, he was getting ready for a secret double lung transplant. DW then realized another customer was also in for a transplant and that the salon must be a front for organ harvesting. We left the salon/organ harvesting center whereupon she accused me of not wanted to report the criminal activity to the authorities for fear of getting involved. (Does she think I was complicit? Could be a tense day.)

Thinking of either us both getting therapy or having the tap water checked for heavy metal contamination this month.

What are your retired/pandemic dreams?
DW and I are 59/59. FIRE'd August 2019. Non-cola pension available but will remain untouched until mid sixties to grow, max SS for DH at FRA or 70. Mega retiree health available. IRA rollover from 401k Jan 2020 for NUA treatment. LTCG next few years. AA 40% stocks, 7% cash and 53% Intermediate Treasury fund. Rising equity glidepath.
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Old 02-01-2021, 09:36 AM   #2
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Family and travel are my goals. This month I traveled to Universal Studios in Florida, visited 2 different brothers in Florida, and visited my GF's relatives in Largo Florida. This spring I will travel to Colorado to visit my son, Seattle to visit my daughter, and Florida again for my GF's family reunion. I guess I'm better at doing than dreaming.......

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Old 02-03-2021, 06:34 PM   #3
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I'm looking forward to resuming our rather modest travel plans after vaccination. It's not so much fun doing takeout in the hotel room when I'm used to a dozen oysters on the half shell for appetizers.
Retired at 59 in 2014. Should have done it sooner but I worried too much.
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:07 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by atmsmshr View Post
What are your retired/pandemic dreams?
This is my 12th year of retirement and although I had a few dreams about work years ago, I can't recall any lately. And, TBH, I have never had a pandemic dream (yet).

Oh no, hope this doesn't mean I'll have one tonight. I have some terrific and fairly vivid dreams, but usually they are about whatever I am doing in my daily life in retirement.
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:15 PM   #5
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My post-pandemic dream is to get back on the podium for bicycle races. I retired May 2020, over weight and out of shape. Working hard every day since to recapture the speed, weight and fitness I had years ago (before kids and massive work stresses). Back then I was a frequent visitor to the podium after a hard race.

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Old 02-04-2021, 10:48 AM   #6
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I remember my dreams very infrequently. Luckily, I feel like I get good sleep, even if I don't remember them.
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